MSgt John C. Burnam, (U.S.A., Ret.), was a United States Army infantryman and scout dog handler from 1966 to 1968. His service awards include the Legion of Merit medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm Leaf. His story has appeared on the award-winning Discovery Channel documentary, War Dogs, America's Forgotten Heroes. He is the immediate past president of the Vietnam Dog Handler Association and lives in VirginiaBurnam, John C. is the author of 'Soldiers Best Friend Scout Dogs and Their Handlers in the Vietnam War' with ISBN 9780786711376 and ISBN 078671137X.